AWS Partners with Prometric To Offer Certification Exams Nationwide

May 2, 2016

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Welding Society (AWS) has partnered with educational testing service Prometric to begin offering Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS) and Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) exams at all U.S. and International Prometric locations beginning June 1, 2016.

“AWS had been looking at ways to make certification exams more accessible to the industry. Until recently CWS and CWSR test takers took a paper-based test at limited AWS testing sites across the country,” said Vanessa Gonzalez Hernandez, manager of certification programs, American Welding Society. “By partnering with Prometric, qualified applicants trying to achieve CWS or CWSR certifications can save time and money by avoiding long distance travel to exam sites. They can now take computer-based exams at one of the many conveniently located Prometric test sites, on a day and time that is most suitable to the candidate.”

Prometric is wholly-owned subsidiary of Education Testing Service (ETS) and provides testing services in more than 160 countries.

Candidates already scheduled for AWS test sites can keep their spots, but starting May 1st all new candidates will be required to register and visit a convenient Prometric location to take their exam. To learn more about how to prepare for computer-based testing and for what to expect on test day, visit

To learn more about AWS certifications, visit

About AWS

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting process worldwide, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves over 72,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. For more information, visit the society’s website at and click on “Pressroom.”

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